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2014-01-08 14:42
London - Gravity leads the BAFTA Film nominations with 11 nods.

The space drama is up for a string of accolades, including the coveted Best Film and Outstanding British Film, while its star Sandra Bullock is also nominated for Best Actress and filmmaker Alfonso Cuaron is nominated for Best Director.

American Hustle and 12 Years a Slave received nominations in 10 categories, while Captain Phillips is up for nine awards.

All four of the top nominated movies will contest for Best Film, along with Philomena.

Gravity will contest for Outstanding British Film along with Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom, Philomena, Rush, Saving Mr Banks, and The Selfish Giant.

Meanwhile, in the Best Actor category, American Hustle actor Christian Bale and 12 Years a Slave star Chiwetel Ejiofor received nominations, as did Nebraska actor Bruce Bern, Leonardo DiCaprio for The Wolf of Wall Street and Tom Hanks for Captain Phillips.

Gravity star Sandra finds herself in the running alongside American Hustle's Amy Adams, Blue Jasmine actress Cate Blanchett, Philomena's Dame Judi Dench and Saving Mr. Banks actress Emma Thompson.

Best Supporting Actor will be contested by Barkhad Adbi from Captain Phillips, Rush star Daniel Bruhl, American Hustle's Bradley Cooper, Behind the Candelabra star Matt Damon and 12 Years a Slave actor Michael Fassbender.

A fourth American Hustle star, Jennifer Lawrence, is nominated for Best Supporting Actress but faces competition from Blue Jasmine's Sally Hawkins, 12 Years a Slave actress Lupita Nyong'o, Oprah Winfrey, who starred in The Butler, and August: Osage County star Julia Roberts.

Best Director will be contested between Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity), Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips), Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave), David O Russell (American Hustle) and Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street).

The award winners will be announced at a ceremony at London's Royal Opera House on 16 February.

BAFTA Film award main nominations list:

Best Film:
12 Years a Slave
American Hustle
Captain Phillips

Outstanding British Film:
Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom
Saving Mr Banks
The Selfish Giant

Best Actor:
Christian Bale (American Hustle)
Bruce Dern (Nebraska)
Leonardo DiCaprio (The Wolf of Wall Street)
Chiwetel Ejiofor (12 Years a Slave)
Tom Hanks (Captain Phillips)

Best Actress:
Amy Adams (American Hustle)
Cate Blanchett (Blue Jasmine)
Sandra Bullock (Gravity)
Dame Judi Dench (Philomena)
Emma Thompson (Saving Mr Banks)

Best Supporting Actor:
Barkhad Adbi (Captain Phillips)
Daniel Bruhl (Rush)
Bradley Cooper (American Hustle)
Matt Damon (Behind the Candelabra)
Michael Fassbender (12 Years a Slave)

Best Supporting Actress:
Sally Hawkins (Blue Jasmine)
Jennifer Lawrence (American Hustle)
Lupita Nyong'o (12 Years a Slave)
Julia Roberts (August: Osage County)
Oprah Winfrey (The Butler)

Best Director:
Alfonso Cuaron (Gravity)
Paul Greengrass (Captain Phillips)
Steve McQueen (12 Years a Slave)
David O Russell (American Hustle)
Martin Scorsese (The Wolf of Wall Street)

Best Adapted Screenplay:
12 Years a Slave
Behind the Candelabra
Captain Phillips
The Wolf of Wall Street

Best Original Screenplay:
American Hustle
Blue Jasmine
Inside Llewyn Davis

Best documentary:
The Act of Killing
The Armstrong Lie
Tim's Vermeer
We Steal Secrets

Best animated film:
Despicable Me 2
Monsters University

Rising Star award:
Dane DeHaan
George MacKay
Lupita Nyong'o
Will Poulter
Lea Seydoux

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